Indictment

In*dict"ment

(?), n. [Cf. Inditement.]
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1. The act of indicting, or the state of being indicted.
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2. (Law) The formal statement of an offense, as framed by the prosecuting authority of the State, and found by the grand jury.
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To the validity of an indictment a finding by the grand jury is essential, while an information rests only on presentation by the prosecuting authority.
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3. An accusation in general; a formal accusation.
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Bill of indictment. See under Bill.
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